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Position: Research Associate - Governance and Brexit
Institution: Cardiff University
Department: School of Law and Politics
Location: Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
Duties: To conduct research within the field of Brexit research, primarily using quantitative methods - statistical analysis of survey data – and with a focus on territorial governance and national identities across the United Kingdom as well as contributing to the overall research performance of the School and University, carrying out research leading to the publishing of work in high-quality journals. To pursue excellence in research and to inspire others to do the same
Requirements: Postgraduate degree at PhD level (or nearing completion/submission) in a related subject area or relevant industrial experience. An established expertise and proven portfolio of research and/or relevant industrial experience within the following research fields: i. Preparation of public attitudes survey data for analysis and multivariate modelling of survey data, to include a range of method, such as a variety of forms of regression analysis, factor analysis, principle component analysis; ii. UK politics, such as election and public opinion research, Westminster politics, devolved politics, the politics of national identities, the politics of citizenship. Knowledge of current status of research in specialist field
   
Text: Loading Loading Job Search School / Directorate Grade Career Pathway Close Close Application limit reached. Close You have already applied for this job. Check your applications. Research Associate on Governance and Brexit 7777BR School of Law and Politics Research Advert Research Associate on Governance and Brexit Cardiff University School of Law and Politics and the Wales Governance Centre are seeking to appoint a Research Associate to work with Professor Daniel Wincott. The research post is supported by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) within the framework of Professor Wincott's ESRC Leadership Coordination Fellowship for Governance and Brexit Research. The research position will be pivotally positioned relative to multi-million pound ESRC investments on Brexit and related developments. The post holder may need to conduct research on a variety of issues related to Brexit and governance. Analysis of survey data on public attitudes to politics, national identities and the EU will be a key responsibility of this position. We are seeking well-qualified applicants with a strong background in quantitative social or political science, specifically expertise in quantitative analysis of survey data, including preparation of datasets and multivariate statistical analysis techniques. The position is full time and available for a two year period, and is available immediately (We wish to appoint the successful candidate no later than January 2019). Salary: £32,548 - £38,833 per annum (Grade 6) Date Posted: Monday, 3 September 2018 Closing date: Thursday, 4 October 2018 Please be aware that Cardiff University reserves the right to close this vacancy early should sufficient applications be received. Cardiff University is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity and to creating an inclusive working environment. We believe this can be achieved through attracting, developing, and retaining a diverse range of staff from many different backgrounds who have the ambition to create a University which seeks to fulfil our social, cultural and economic obligation to Cardiff, Wales, and the world. In supporting our employees to achieve a balance between their work and their personal lives, we will also consider proposals for flexible working or job share arrangements. Job Description Main function To conduct research within the field of Brexit research, primarily using quantitative methods - statistical analysis of survey data - and with a focus on territorial governance and national identities across the United Kingdom as well as contributing to the overall research performance of the School and University, carrying out research leading to the publishing of work in high-quality journals. To pursue excellence in research and to inspire others to do the same. Main Duties and Responsibilities • To conduct research within the field of Brexit research, primarily using quantitative methods - statistical analysis of survey data - and with a focus on territorial governance and national identities across the United Kingdom. Duties to include the preparation of survey data for analysis, conducting multivariate analyses of these data and collaborative writing up of research findings for dissemination and publication (for academic and policy audiences). The Research is also likely to contribute to the presentation of results in conferences, workshops and public dissemination events. She/he will contribute to the overall research performance of the School and University by the production of measurable outputs including bidding for funding, publishing in national academic journals and conferences, and the recruitment and supervision of postgraduate research students. • To develop research objectives and proposals for own or joint research including research funding proposals • To attend and or present at conferences/seminars at a local and national level as required • To undertake administrative tasks associated with the research project, including the planning and organisation of the project and the implementation of procedures required to ensure accurate and timely reporting • To prepare research ethics and research governance applications as appropriate • To review and synthesise existing research literature within the field • To participate in School research activities. • To build and create networks both internally and externally to the university, to influence decisions, explore future research requirements, and share research ideas for the benefit of research projects Other • To engage effectively with industrial, commercial and public sector organisations, professional institutions, other academic institutions etc., regionally and nationally to raise awareness of the School’s profile, to cultivate strategically valuable alliances, and to pursue opportunities for collaboration across a range of activities. These activities are expected to contribute to the School and the enhancement of its regional and national profile. • To undergo personal and professional development that is appropriate to and which will enhance performance. • To participate in School administration and activities to promote the School and its work to the wider University and the outside world • Any other duties not included above, but consistent with the role. Person Specification It is the School's policy to use the person specification as a key tool for short-listing. Candidates should evidence that they meet ALL of the essential criteria as well as, where relevant, the desirable. As part of the application process you will be asked to provide this evidence via a supporting statement. When attaching the supporting statement to your application profile, please ensure that you name it with the vacancy reference number 7777BR. Essential Criteria Qualifications and Education 1. Postgraduate degree at PhD level (or nearing completion / submission) in a related subject area or relevant industrial experience Knowledge, Skills and Experience 2. An established expertise and proven portfolio of research and/or relevant industrial experience within the following research fields: i. Preparation of public attitudes survey data for analysis and multivariate modelling of survey data, to include a range of method, such as a variety of forms of regression analysis, factor analysis, principle component analysis ii. UK politics, such as election and public opinion research, Westminster politics, devolved politics, the politics of national identities, the politics of citizenship 3. Knowledge of current status of research in specialist field 4. Proven ability to publish in high-quality journals and present at high-impact conferences 5. Knowledge and understanding of competitive research funding to be able to develop applications to funding bodies Communication and Team Working 6. Proven ability in effective and persuasive communication 7. Ability to supervise the work of others to focus team efforts and motivate individuals Other 8. Proven ability to demonstrate creativity, innovation and team-working within work 9. Proven ability to work without close supervision Desirable Criteria 10. Relevant professional qualification(s). 11. Evidence of collaborations with industry. 12. Proven ability to adapt to the changing requirements of the Higher Education community. 13. Evidence of ability to participate in and develop both internal and external networks and utilise them to enhance the research activities of the School. Additional Information The post is attached to Professor Daniel Wincott’s ESRC Leadership Coordination Fellowship for Governance and Brexit Research. The postholder will be based at Cardiff University, and set in the context of the Wales Governance Centre (WGC) within the School of Law and Politics. WGC offers a dynamic working environment, including a range of senior, mid-career and early career scholars. Its work is focused on the politics, policy and political economy of devolution - internationally and across the UK, with a special focus on devolution in Wales. Professor Wincott co-led a pathbreaking comparative public attitudes project at the sub-state regional/national level Citizenship after the Nation State. He has also published on the developing politics of English national identity. Senior members of WGC include world leading researchers on elections and public opinion, including on devolution and on Welsh, English and European politics, such as Professor Roger Awan Scully and Professor Ricahrd Wyn Jones. WGC provides a stimulating and supportive environment for its cohort of Early Career Researchers. Under the auspices of his Fellowship, Professor Wincott is leading a major (£5million) ESRC investment on Governance after Brexit. The Researcher will have the opportunity to participate in events associated with this investment and to work alongside leading researchers across the UK who it will fund. The Fellowship is linked to the ESRC’s UK in a Changing Europe initiative, for which Wincott co-ordinates 25 ‘Brexit Priority Grants’ (which include several major projects on public attitudes to Brexit). UK in a Changing Europe is Directed from Kings College, London by Professor Anand Menon. The Researcher will also have opportunities to work with the UK in a Changing Europe team, which has an established reputation for its pathbreaking work on Brexit engaging with the media, policy-makers, politicians, economic actors, civil society organisations and wider publics. Salary Range Min. 32548 Salary Range Max. 38833 Job Category Academic - Research Grade Grade 6
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